Hurricanes can be scary, but they’re even more frightening if you aren’t prepared. Your home’s roof is your first level of protection from the intense weather, so it’s essential to make sure it’s prepared to handle all that a hurricane can bring.
From the expert roofing team at Landmark Exteriors, here are five tips to help prepare your roof for hurricane season:
- Schedule an Inspection
The only way to be certain that your roof is in good shape and ready to handle a hurricane is to get it professionally inspected. An expert roofer can spot any damage and vulnerable areas of your home’s roofing system. Furthermore, they can recommend the next course of action for any needed repairs.
- Continue With Regular Maintenance
Every homeowner should follow a consistent roofing maintenance routine, including professional inspections, examinations, cleanings, and repairs. Before hurricane season, do not skip out on any important roofing maintenance tasks to ensure there are no damages or problems that can put your roof, your house, and you at risk when a storm hits.
- Trim Nearby Trees
Hurricane winds can be very powerful and cause trees around your home to fall and potentially strike and damage your roofing system. The best way to prevent this from happening is to have any loose or leaning trees on your property removed and trim back overhanging branches.
- Clean Your Gutter System
Your home’s gutter system plays a major role in mitigating rainwater safely off your roof and away from your house. Hurricanes can lead to immense amounts of rain being dumped onto your home, so it’s important to be sure your gutters and drains are clear of any debris and blockages that can interrupt the flow of water.
- Review Your Insurance and Warranties
You can never be certain of how devastating the hurricane will be to your home, and unfortunately, even if you do all the above steps, there still might be significant damage. Before any storm arrives, take some time to review your insurance plan and current roof warranty so if disaster strikes, you are familiar with all the information you will need.
Contact Landmark Exteriors for roofing inspections, repairs, and installations!
The experts at Landmark Exteriors are here to help ensure your home’s roofing system looks great and functions properly for years to come! Give us a call at (203) 838-3838 or visit our website to learn more.